Tension Envelope has an ambition to seal up its market. The family-owned and operated company makes more than 11 billion envelopes each year, selling its product directly to companies in such industries as advertising, financial services, publishing, and health care. The company makes standard envelopes as well as producing custom envelopes that include CD sleeves and wallets, medical sleeves, photo envelopes, and reply envelopes. Tension Envelope also provides art and design service (for more eye-catching envelopes). The company has production plants in the US, as well as Australia, China, Malaysia, and Taiwan; it has distribution outlets throughout the US.
In 2008 Tension Envelope announced its patent pending reusable envelope, the EcoFirst360. The envelope, which conforms to US Postal Service specifications, is designed for both the outgoing and return of transactional mail using a pre-printed permit.
Also in 2008 the company joined with other industry leaders from five continents to create the International Envelope Coalition. The alliance is formed to enhance the participating company's products and services in the global marketplace, and to create a single source for customers to manage their packaging requirements. – less